I have long admired Erica’s version of the jacket from this pattern, and when I saw Lori’s seafoam linen version I knew I just had to make one for myself! Fortuitously, I think the day after I saw Lori’s version there was a huge Simplicity sale on in the UK, and I scored 2250, along with a few other Simplicity patterns (can you not tell I have made at least 2 other Simplicity patterns recently)?
Anyway, my version is made in a light beige colour linen mix. I can definitely see this being a summer staple, although of course today it has been pouring steadily with rain (the sun has just begun to peek out), so indoor shots only for this post.
What’s to say about this pattern? It is such a simple, easy to make jacket pattern. I used french seams/ mock french seams throughout, and overlocked the arms once set in. The pattern has you cut two front panels, one to use as a facing, so the inside is clean finished (the jacket is unlined). The edges are bound with self bias binding (a pattern piece is included to allow you to make the appropriate length of continuous binding – I like!)
I added 3 inches to the length. I cut my usual bust size, grading out over the hips. I think I might shorten the sleeves slightly. Although I could roll them up I guess.
Here’s my pattern review:
Misses’ Dress in two lengths, jacket and tie belt by Cynthia Rowley.
6 – 22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. But I didn’t make the belt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simplicity of this jacket. I think it is just a great summer weight jacket, and I made it longer so that I can wear it over my skinny jeans etc. There’s nothing I dislike as such about the pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Lengthened jacket by 3 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe and yes.
This is a great easy to make and wear jacket.